Quinta do Retiro Novo is located in Sarzedinho, a very small village in the Rio Torto valley. The soil where the vines are growing, the altitude, the locality, the (low) productivity and the slope of the vineyards are particularly favorable to the production of quality Ports.
The Quality of a vineyard is measured by multiple factors. The grape varieties, the age of the vines, the method of training and the density of plantation, among other factors. These items are officially converted into points, which determines the final classification of the property. In Quinta do Retiro Novo our “score” exceeds 1,200 points, which makes it a “class A” property.